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Accommodating workers’ chronic pain complex issue for employers, lawyer says

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 11:09 AM | By Terry Davidson

Getting a clear picture from a doctor of what a chronic pain sufferer can and cannot do at work is key for employers needing to accommodate the disability, says a lawyer.

Toronto employment lawyer Brian Wasyliw says that while chronic pain can often be a nebulous and imprecise ailment met by employers with uncertainty, skepticism and, at times, a raised eyebrow of suspicion, it nonetheless must be addressed by finding out the workplace limitations faced by legitimate sufferers.

This, Wasyliw said, is why employers must turn...